Workers’ Compensation

Frith Anderson + Peake represents employers and insurers at all levels of workers compensation claims. We provide advice regarding an employer’s workers compensation policies and procedures. We defend employers and insurers after a claim has been made by an employee. We handle appeals in front of the full Commission and the Court of Appeals of Virginia. We provide professional sound advice for employers on the multi-faceted issues arising with workers compensation claims including the interplay of workers’ compensation laws and other areas of law.


We defend public and private employers of all sizes and in various industries as well as workers’ compensation insurance carriers against injury by accident and occupational disease claims before the Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission. These cases often move quickly and our attorneys are both responsive and detail-oriented. Our attorneys have considerable experience trying workers’ compensation cases before Deputy Commissioners throughout Virginia. We also routinely handle appeals to the full Commission and the Court of Appeals.

Advice & Ancillary Services

In addition to defending employers and insurance carriers in relation to litigated claims, we advise our clients with respect to medical treatment issues, return-to-work efforts, and settlement negotiations.  Our attorneys also counsel clients on the interplay between workers’ compensation law and other areas of law, including Social Security benefits, Medicare, FMLA and other federal labor laws. We also counsel employers on successfully mitigating and preventing claims and common problems that may arise from them.


Subrogation cases can be complex. We are skilled at recovering funds that an injured employee receives from a third party in a third party claim or lawsuit when that injured employee has already received workers’ compensation for their injuries or when there is a third party responsible for the injured employee’s injuries. Our workers’ compensation attorneys have extensive litigation experience in both state and federal courts throughout Virginia. Our extensive knowledge of workers’ compensation laws and considerable litigation experience allow us to effectively assist insurers in recovering workers’ compensation liens.